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« on: December 03, 2007, 11:53:42 PM »

Some people are fond of listening to the "All Christmas Songs All Day and Night Long" station, and love hearing the same station over in the stores that they shop in, the Barber shops, the restaurants, the schools, the pre-post Christmas parties, in Junior's crib, in the movie theatre lobby, at the pizzaria, at the gas station, at the Jiffy Lube, at the Break Check, at Lowe's, at Wal Mart, at the Chinese food place, at the Indian food place, in the Funeral Home and durring major surgery, but after about three days of that, I GET SICK OF IT!  I'm tired of hearing "Chestnuts Roasting" "Slieghride" "Here comes Santa Clause" and "Merry Christmas Darling" all in a row done by Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra, or some other singer who recorded on one of those big clunky 50's microphones and always seemed upstaged by their black up singers.  So, when I was in High School, when we first heard Novelty Christmas songs poking fun of these caroling classics, they took their place. 

So, do you have any novelty Christmas songs that ring in the mind at this time of year?  Something to make you giggle durring the holiday assault of candy canes and Santamen?
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 12:02:29 AM »

So, do you have any novelty Christmas songs that ring in the mind at this time of year?  Something to make you giggle durring the holiday assault of candy canes and Santamen?

For those of you familiar with Black Sabbath's Iron Man, this is a parody of that song subsituting Santa Claus for Iron Man.  I've always thought it was hysterical.  Here is a link so that you can hear it (no video on this one).  It may also help if you heard the original Black Sabbath song, so I've included that, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwywugjy3BY&feature=related (original Black Sabbath song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFX3I209LVM&feature=related (I am Santa Claus)
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007, 12:12:42 AM »

Well, I have to admit I've always been fond of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."  Come to think of it, I may have to break that one out just to annoy my fiancee the Christmas-nazi.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007, 12:17:47 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRtkN9V2MXg&feature=related

one of my faves. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007, 12:21:50 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPaGQEskSKM

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 11:01:00 AM »

So, do you have any novelty Christmas songs that ring in the mind at this time of year?  Something to make you giggle durring the holiday assault of candy canes and Santamen?

I dearly enjoy my "Twisted Christmas" album by Twisted Sister (it's the 80s headbanger in me I just love my hair bands Cheesy ).  I also very much like my "Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas" Tales From the Crypt Christmas album.  It's twisted and dark and anything but Christmas-y but it is funny in a very twisted sort of way.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007, 11:03:24 AM »

I'll leave it to y'all to decide how funny it is, but Jingle Cats is a fantastic way to clear a room of unwanted holiday guests.   Grin

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007, 11:04:41 AM »

I dearly enjoy my "Twisted Christmas" album by Twisted Sister (it's the 80s headbanger in me I just love my hair bands Cheesy ). 

Agreed!  That album is one of the finest achievements from one of my favorite bands of all time.  

I also thoroughly enjoy Brian Setzer's Christmas material and my wife and I always try to go see his Christmas show when it comes through town.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 01:04:48 AM »

Then there's Weird Al Yankovic and his song "Christmas at Ground Zero"...  Now that's messed up. Tongue

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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2007, 01:06:47 AM »

I'll leave it to y'all to decide how funny it is, but Jingle Cats is a fantastic way to clear a room of unwanted holiday guests.   Grin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHD4bcZWZdc


How in the world do you even get a herd of cats together to do such a thing?
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007, 01:27:55 PM »

How in the world do you even get a herd of cats together to do such a thing?

Got me... must be Christmas magic.  Or lots of cans of tuna.   Grin
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2007, 12:52:53 AM »

Then there's Weird Al Yankovic and his song "Christmas at Ground Zero"...  Now that's messed up. Tongue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGdrMOttV_s

ROFL! Cheesy

It's good to have a laugh. Christmas is such a high stress time with shopping, cooking, cleaning, having guests over, trying to get on with people you don't like....
All in all, it's a very inconvenient time of year for Jesus to be born.
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2007, 05:08:22 PM »

Thanks for the laughs, all!

Actually, I do recall a conversation with my daughter when she was in 3-d or 4-th grade, when she very seriously tried to convince me that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is a Christmas *CAROL*. Her teacher at school allegedly said that... Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2014, 09:33:50 PM »

Not so much an intentional novelty, but it's a song that gets strong reactions out of a lot of people: "Christmas Shoes".
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2014, 09:38:21 PM »

Not really into it that much, but it is somewhat humorous hearing Saruman (kinda, sorta) sing in a heavy metal context.
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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2014, 09:43:45 PM »

I find "Last Christmas" by Wham! to be incredibly depressing if you listen to the lyrics, but I can't help but always sing along to it. I should be ashamed but I'm not.

"Santa Baby" sends me into a blind rage.
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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2014, 09:54:53 PM »

Working retail makes me hate popular Christmas music even more than ever before. The same 30-ish songs on repeat every single day for a month.
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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2014, 10:19:39 PM »

Working retail makes me hate popular Christmas music even more than ever before. The same 30-ish songs on repeat every single day for a month.

I know exactly how you feel; I work retail too and I've observed (and been annoyed by) the same thing.

They really should add a broader variety of music to their playlist, rather than just the same old standards over and over again. Maybe something off the beaten path like this or this or this (take that Megyn Kelly!) or this or this, or anything off this album (I do love those Oaks).
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2014, 10:33:47 PM »

"Santa Baby" sends me into a blind rage.

I once heard a punk rock version of that song--with a male vocalist!
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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2014, 10:55:20 PM »

Working retail makes me hate popular Christmas music even more than ever before. The same 30-ish songs on repeat every single day for a month.

For sure. In the car there's two local 24/7 FM stations in an "all Christmas classic" format which feature thirty songs by ten or so mostly dead white guys; a "contemporary" Sirius Christmas station  with thirty songs by ten or so living artists; a "traditional" Sirius station with forty songs by fifteen or so mostly dead artists and a country Christmas station with the same thirty songs covered by country singers plus "Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer." Bah, humbug.
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« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2014, 12:28:24 AM »

On the Itunes Internet Radio section, under classical, KING FM Classical Christmas Channel is pretty good. I had it playing for two days straight at work with no complaints.

In regard to messed up, I heard a country and western song on the radio called "Open Me First" by Tammy WhyNot. I am not linking to it, but it is on the internet.
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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2014, 01:35:31 AM »

King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x857JuruAfs
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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2014, 02:14:20 AM »

King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x857JuruAfs
King Diamond... Many hard rockers of his day would put Satan lyrics in their music to sell records (think the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil", Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil", AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" and "Highway to Hell", etc.), but King Diamond is reported to have been one of the only rock bands/soloists that was actually a deliberate follower of Satanism.
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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2014, 03:35:21 AM »

King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x857JuruAfs
King Diamond... Many hard rockers of his day would put Satan lyrics in their music to sell records (think the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil", Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil", AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" and "Highway to Hell", etc.), but King Diamond is reported to have been one of the only rock bands/soloists that was actually a deliberate follower of Satanism.

Sympathy for the Devil has nothing at all to do with Satanism. It was written in the aftermath of RFK's assassination, and is an anguished lament on mankind's seemingly intractable resorting to war, conflict and killing across history.
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« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2014, 03:51:08 AM »

King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas

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King Diamond... Many hard rockers of his day would put Satan lyrics in their music to sell records (think the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil", Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil", AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" and "Highway to Hell", etc.), but King Diamond is reported to have been one of the only rock bands/soloists that was actually a deliberate follower of Satanism.

Sympathy for the Devil has nothing at all to do with Satanism. It was written in the aftermath of RFK's assassination, and is an anguished lament on mankind's seemingly intractable resorting to war, conflict and killing across history.
I never said that "Sympathy for the Devil" had anything to do with Satanism. Wink
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« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2014, 03:59:12 AM »

King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x857JuruAfs
King Diamond... Many hard rockers of his day would put Satan lyrics in their music to sell records (think the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil", Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil", AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" and "Highway to Hell", etc.), but King Diamond is reported to have been one of the only rock bands/soloists that was actually a deliberate follower of Satanism.

Sympathy for the Devil has nothing at all to do with Satanism. It was written in the aftermath of RFK's assassination, and is an anguished lament on mankind's seemingly intractable resorting to war, conflict and killing across history.
I never said that "Sympathy for the Devil" had anything to do with Satanism. Wink

And the writers of the song didn't include the references to Lucifer in their song simply to boost record sales, as you asserted.  police
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« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2014, 04:02:21 AM »

King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x857JuruAfs
King Diamond... Many hard rockers of his day would put Satan lyrics in their music to sell records (think the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil", Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil", AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" and "Highway to Hell", etc.), but King Diamond is reported to have been one of the only rock bands/soloists that was actually a deliberate follower of Satanism.

Sympathy for the Devil has nothing at all to do with Satanism. It was written in the aftermath of RFK's assassination, and is an anguished lament on mankind's seemingly intractable resorting to war, conflict and killing across history.
I never said that "Sympathy for the Devil" had anything to do with Satanism. Wink

And the writers of the song didn't include the references to Lucifer in their song simply to boost record sales, as you asserted.  police
Give it up, LBK. police You're no fun when you absolutely must win the argument. Is it really that important why the Stones made reference to Lucifer in "Sympathy for the Devil"? I really don't care. I made a passing reference to the Stones to make a point about King Diamond, and even that was a silly aside on a thread about messed up Christmas songs.
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It is when you're trying to get out of saying what you did.  Roll Eyes
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It is when you're trying to get out of saying what you did.  Roll Eyes
Oh bother!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhl4oKvxphs
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It is when you're trying to get out of saying what you did.  Roll Eyes
Oh bother!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhl4oKvxphs

I heard if you play Elvis's cover of  'Blue Christmas' backwards at half speed, the lyrics say 'the "king is alive'.... Wink
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It is when you're trying to get out of saying what you did.  Roll Eyes
Oh bother!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhl4oKvxphs

From someone that always disliked the Rolling Stones (more so than the the Beatles) this argument makes no sense.
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« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2014, 01:09:10 AM »

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It is when you're trying to get out of saying what you did.  Roll Eyes
Oh bother!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhl4oKvxphs

From someone that always disliked the Rolling Stones (more so than the the Beatles) this argument makes no sense.
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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2014, 08:54:55 AM »

Well, I have to admit I've always been fond of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."  Come to think of it, I may have to break that one out just to annoy my fiancee the Christmas-nazi.

I love that one too! But if it were to actually happen to my grandmother, then I would never want to hear it again.
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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2014, 09:11:01 AM »

That stupid "marshmallow world" song that Target has been playing 150 million times this season.  Wasn't aware that it was actually a song, but I hate it and it doesn't make any sense (as far as songs go).
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« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2014, 04:09:10 PM »

That stupid "marshmallow world" song that Target has been playing 150 million times this season.  Wasn't aware that it was actually a song, but I hate it and it doesn't make any sense (as far as songs go).

That's unfortunately on my store's (not a Target) Christmas playlist as well.
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